DIY Modern Outdoor Sofa

by FixThisBuildThat
1 Material
2 Days
This Modern Outdoor Sofa is made from 2x4 and 1x4 cedar boards (pine could be substituted) and has a nice set back for a super comfy feel. The cushions are custom made just for the sofa. Watch the video below for the full build details and visit the blog post where detailed plans are available.

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Layout your board and arrange them from darkest to lightest boards. Cedar is very prone to have different shades.

Label your boards so you'll have similar colored sides while leaving lighter pieces for the back or bottom.

Assemble the arm sides from 3 pieces of 2x4 cedar each.

Attach the arm sides with a base piece running between them.

Build the seat base from cedar 2x4's

Attach 1x4's for seat slats to hold the cushions.

Attach the seat base to the side assemblies.

Build the seat back and attach the slats.

Attach the seat back to the base.

Make your own custom sofa cushions using your fabric of choice. For the full details on this build and available plans go visit the blog post below!
Suggested materials:
  • Cedar   (lumber yard)
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  • Mary Howard Mary Howard on Feb 11, 2017
    Was the Cedar stained? I do know how the weather can age a beauty like this.

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  • Julie Mullins Julie Mullins on Feb 17, 2017
    WOW what a great job way to go

  • Ellen Beener Ellen Beener on Feb 27, 2017
    It is really nice BUT, you need many advanced power tools and the knowledge of woodwork. This should not be considered for Moderately skilled people. This takes experience in working with tools.